rangoon creeper

Cave Creek, AZ

Who was growing a rangoon creeper in the South West? I'm getting tons of leaves but no blooms.
Mickey

Litchfield Park, AZ

Not me but it looks like a pretty cool vine. I hope it blooms for you soon.

Maricopa, AZ(Zone 9b)

Check your soil , that seems to be an acid loving plant . Most Arizona soils tend to be akaline , . According to D.G.'s guides it's preferred Ph range is ;

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Soil ranges not often found in Aridzona .Dispersul (or it's sulphur equivelent would be a good soil amendment likely for that plant)

Cave Creek, AZ

I check the soil. I bought a single about a month ago and it had a bloom. All I seem to be able to grow are nice leaves. My new single is starting to be a monster. I got 2 small plants too. i put them both in a one gallon plant so they would be full. They came in 4" pots. My double is a monster and it must be it's 3rd summer by now.
Mickey

Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

This vine is the monster but it took mine about 3 years before it bloomed much. This is the third year and has been non stop blooming since early summer. It is in full bloom right now.

Cave Creek, AZ

Desertdenial5,
Ok how the heck did you get it to bloom? What are you feeding it and is it is full sun? Mine has to be a lsdt 3 years old and is a monster of leaves, I have it here in Cave Creek were it can gert very cold in the winter so I bring the pot in the winter.
I even bought another single tht came with a bloom so I know they can bloom but I don't know what I am doing wrong.HELP!!!
Thanks,
Mickey

Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

Hi Mickey,
Mine Is planted in the ground and although it dies back almost all the way every winter I think that is okay because I believe it blooms on new growth. I'm trying to decide if I like it's fragrance because it's so overwhelming with all the Blooms right now.
I just planted a double in the ground right next to it.

Mesa, AZ

Marie- do you use any kind of fertilizer on it?

Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

Me fertilizer? Nah that is one of I really stink at, I can never remember to fertilize anything...

Cave Creek, AZ

Marie,
It's not fair!!! You say the blooms come off the new growth? I may just trim the monsters. What are your temps? Perhaps it has just been to hot. How cold do you get in the winter? It may be too cold to put in the ground here in Cave Creek for me.
Were did you buy yours?
Mickey

Cave Creek, AZ

I went and moved my plants to a more sunny area as the sun in moving. I noticed one lone bloom. I hope I get more. Next year I am putting the plants in bright sun for sure.
Mickey

Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

Mickey they will probably explode next year that's exactly what mine did! I had a couple of blooms last year.

Cave Creek, AZ

I moved them more in to the sun and I saw one lonely bloom on my single rangoon creeper! Now I can't find it any more since I moved it but perhaps I might get a few this year or I know for next year to put them in the full sun much sooner.
Mickey
Cave Crek

Cave Creek, AZ

Yea!!!! I finally got my Rangoon Creeper to bloom. It s in a pot and needs to be moved up to a larger pot but I hope I can make it through the winter.
I moved the pot to get as much sun as I could give it and the animals still be kept away and feed it more. I also keeps better tabs if it need to have more water.
I'll post photos later.
Mickey

Litchfield Park, AZ

Congratulations Mickey. Sometimes the hardest ones to get to bloom are the ones we enjoy the most.

Cave Creek, AZ

Now if I can just figure out how to get some cuttings to root from the Rangoon Creeper.

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Mesa, AZ

Lovely pictures! Glad you finally got to enjoy the 'flower' of your labors.... at long last.

Susie

Cave Creek, AZ

Susie,
I hope that it keep blooming but with cold weather coming I had to bring it inside. The pot was cracked so I put it into a larger pot, it was pretty root bound. I was surprised how much root growth there was. Now it's in it's new home with a grow light and somewhere I read they like chicken manure.
Now I have to try hunting up chicken manure...
Mickey

Litchfield Park, AZ

Mickey, Summerwinds sells chicken manuare.

Cave Creek, AZ

Valsflowers,
Thank you for the tip. They aren't that far from were Iive. I love that place. I still have plants to try and find a place for in the house before it gets cold too.
Mickey

Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

Mickey congratulations! I imagine mine will be biting the dust within the next 2 weeks I usually have my first freeze on Thanksgiving.

Cave Creek, AZ

Desertdentila5,
Hi, did you RC bloom and does it come back in the spring? Its smells wonderful! I hope keep it growing with my grow lights over the winter.
Mickey

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